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Jan 28, 2016: Identitätsmanagement im Mittelpunkt der digitalen Transformation

Die erste Hype-Welle um das Internet of Things (IoT) hat an vielen Stellen die Privatsphäre und das Dateneigentum unberücksichtigt gelassen. IoT Implementierungen müssen die Beziehung von Nutzern, Nutzerdaten, Dingen und Diensten (Services) berücksichtigen. Nur dann können sie erfolgreich…

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“A Stab in the Back” of IoT Security

Following the topic of the Internet of Things security covered in our latest Analysts’ View newsletter, I’d like to present a perfect example of how IoT device manufacturers are blatantly ignoring the most basic security best practices in their products. As an Austrian…

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Why Governance Matters to IT Security

MetricStream, a US company that supplies Governance, Risk and Compliance applications, held their GRC Summit in London on November 11th and 12th.  Governance is important to organizations because of the increasing burden of regulations and laws upon their operations.  It is…

Analysts' View

KuppingerCole Analysts' View on Things Security

IoT (Internet of Things) and Smart Manufacturing are part of the ongoing digital transformation of businesses. IoT is about connected things, from sensors to consumer goods such as wearables. Smart Manufacturing, also sometimes titled Industry 4.0, is about bridging the gap between the…

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Approaching the Internet of Things Security

As already discussed in one of our earlier newsletters, Internet of Things as a concept is by no means new – various smart devices capable of communicating with each other and their operators have been used in manufacturing, automotive industry, healthcare and even at home. These…

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Security is part of the business. Rethink your organization for IoT and Smart Manufacturing

IoT (Internet of Things) and Smart Manufacturing are part of the ongoing digital transformation of businesses. IoT is about connected things, from sensors to consumer goods such as wearables. Smart Manufacturing, also sometimes titled Industry 4.0, is about bridging the gap between the…

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IoT in industrial computer systems (ICS)

IoT, the Internet of Things, covers a wide range of technologies. My Fitbit e.g. is an IoT device, it connects to my smartphone which formats the data collected on my movements. Also, vehicles that communicate with diagnostic instruments and my home thermostat that I can control via the…

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AWS Security and Compliance Update

Security is a common concern of organizations adopting cloud services and so it was interesting to hear from end users at the AWS Summit in London on November 17th how some organizations have addressed these concerns. Financial services is a highly regulated industry with a strong focus on…

Webcast

Forget Firewalls - Enterprise Data is your New Perimeter

One of the biggest challenges modern enterprises are facing is the evolution toward connected businesses. To survive in this fiercely competitive environment, businesses strive to be as agile as possible, to continuously adopt new business models and to open up new communication channels…

Vendor Report

Vendor Report: AlertEnterprise - 71048

Integrating IT security, physical access security and Operational Technology security into one convergent solution concept.

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One IT, One Identity: Mastering the Security Challenge in the Age of Digital Transformation

A few years ago, KuppingerCole's Analysts came up with the term "identity explosion", meaning the exponential growth of identities organizations have to deal with caused by Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Social Computing, Big Data, the Internet of Things and more. The digital…

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Internet Security as a Service

Das Internet hat ganze Industriezweige und Geschäftsmodelle revolutioniert und darüber hinaus unsere Arbeitsweise grundlegend verändert. Über Jahrzehnte gewachsene Arbeitsabläufe und Geschäftstätigkeiten wurden innerhalb kürzester Zeit ausgehebelt. Unternehmen öffnen sich zunehmend den…

Leadership Brief

Leadership Brief: Where to start investing for your Cyber Security Risk Management – It is not just your firewalls - 72002

Cyber Security risk management needs to move up from the traditional IT areas of firewalls and anti-virus software management to the Executive and the Board level as the business risk of security failings in today’s information driven economy escalate. It is no longer just a technical…

Executive View

Executive View: AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM) Platform - 72520

AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM) platform provides a complete all in one security management solution for organizations with limited resources such as security staff, time and budget.

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The end of Mobile Device Management (as we know it)

Just recently, BlackBerry announced the acquisition of Good. This is just one more acquisition of Mobile Security Management vendors. Quite a while ago, VMware acquired AirWatch, which so far has been the most prominent M&A activity in the field of Mobile Security Management. However,…

Analysts' View

KuppingerCole Analysts' View on Cloud Risk & Security

Many organizations are concerned about the use of cloud services; the challenge is to securely enable the use of these services without negating and the benefits that they bring. To meet this challenge it is essential to move from IT Management to IT Governance. Cloud services are…

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Cloud Security: IBM not only protects but detects, connects, and responds

With the announcement of the IBM Cloud Security Enforcer, IBM continues its journey towards integrated solutions. What had started a while ago in the IBM Security division with integrating identity and analytical capabilities, both from the former IBM Tivoli division and the CrossIdeas…

Executive View

Executive View: Waterfall Unidirectional Security Gateway - 71291

Waterfall Unidirectional Security Gateway technology combines specialized security hardware with a broad range of supported industrial protocols and applications to provide a level of network security unattainable by traditional firewalls.

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Oct 29, 2015: Forget Firewalls – Enterprise Data is your New Perimeter

One of the biggest challenges modern enterprises are facing is the evolution toward connected businesses. To survive in this fiercely competitive environment, businesses strive to be as agile as possible, to continuously adopt new business models and to open up new communication channels…

Webcast

Vulnerability Assessment 2.0: Improving Accuracy and Reducing Costs with Behavior Analysis

Vulnerability scanners and management tools have been an important part of every information security specialist’s arsenal for decades. Nowadays, with the continued erosion of corporate perimeters and overwhelming increase in advanced targeted attacks exploiting known and unknown…

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Oct 22, 2015: One IT, One Identity: Mastering the Security Challenge in the Age of Digital Transformation

A few years ago, KuppingerCole's Analysts came up with the term "identity explosion", meaning the exponential growth of identities organizations have to deal with caused by Cloud Computing, Mobile Computing, Social Computing, Big Data, the Internet of Things and more. The digital…

Executive View

Executive View: Zscaler Internet Security Platform - 71010

Zscaler is a unified Security-as-a-Service platform integrating various security services like web and mobile security, next generation firewall, data leakage prevention, advanced threat protection and bandwidth management in an entirely cloud-based solution without any on-premise hardware.

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Industrial Control Systems: Getting a Grip on OT Cyber Security - 71110

The time has come for a more inclusive approach to managing industrial control systems. The divide between Information Technology and Operational Technology is fading, to the benefit of the business.

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Dealing with risks in IoT and Smart Manufacturing: Time to rethink your (not only IT) security organization

Let me start with two recent experiences I have had. Just recently, I was sitting in front of a number of CISOs and had the opportunity to ask them how many of them also had responsibility for IoT and smart manufacturing in their organization. The simple answer: none of the CISOs had. At…

Executive View

Executive View: FireHost Secure Virtual Private Cloud – Security and Assurance - 71284

An overview of FireHost Secure Virtual Private Cloud together with an assessment of the security and assurance provided in respect of five critical risks faced by a cloud customer.

Executive View

Executive View: Virtustream IaaS – Security and Assurance - 71285

An overview of the Virtustream Infrastructure as a Service together with an assessment of the security and assurance provided in respect of five critical risks faced by a cloud customer.

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Oct 21, 2015: Internet Security as a Service: Weltweit sicher und kostengünstig im Netz agieren, Shadow-IT vorbeugen und Cloud-Enablement vorantreiben

Das Internet hat ganze Industriezweige und Geschäftsmodelle revolutioniert und darüber hinaus unsere Arbeitsweise grundlegend verändert. Über Jahrzehnte gewachsene Arbeitsabläufe und Geschäftstätigkeiten wurden innerhalb kürzester Zeit ausgehebelt. Unternehmen öffnen sich zunehmend den…

Executive View

Executive View: HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud – Security and Assurance - 71288

This report provides an overview of HP Helion Managed Virtual Private Cloud together with an assessment of the security and assurance provided in respect of five critical risks faced by a cloud customer. 

Analysts' View

KuppingerCole Analysts' View on Operational Technology / Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is the German government’s strategy to promote the computerization of the manufacturing industry. This strategy foresees that industrial production in the future will be based on highly flexible mass production processes that allow rich customization of products. This…

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Security and Operational Technology / Smart Manufacturing

Industry 4.0 is the German government’s strategy to promote the computerization of the manufacturing industry. This strategy foresees that industrial production in the future will be based on highly flexible mass production processes that allow rich customization of products. This…

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OT, ICS, SCADA – What’s the difference?

Operational Technology (OT) refers to computing systems that are used to manage industrial operations as opposed to administrative operations. Operational systems include production line management, mining operations control, oil & gas monitoring etc. Industrial control systems (ICS)…

Executive View

Executive View: VMWare vCloud® Air™ – Security and Assurance - 71286

This report provides an overview of VMWare vCloud Air Infrastructure as a Service together with an assessment of the security and assurance provided in respect of five critical risks faced by a cloud customer.

Webcast

How to Cope with Challenging Identities in a Converged World

Over the past years the term of the Identity Explosion, depicting the exponential growth of identities organizations have to deal with, raised. We introduced the need for a new ABC: Agile Business, Connected. While agility is a key business requirement, connected organizations are a…

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Mit Active Directory zu sicherer Zugriffskontrolle für das Digitale Business

„Identität ist der neue Perimeter“ und „Identity und Access Management/Governance sind das Fundament für die Sicherheit des digitalen Unternehmens“ – so könnte man die Trends der kürzlich in München zu Ende gegangenen European Identity & Cloud Conference 2015 (EIC) zusammenfassen.

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Sep 01, 2015: Vulnerability Assessment 2.0: Improving Accuracy and Reducing Costs with Behavior Analysis

Vulnerability scanners and management tools have been an important part of every information security specialist’s arsenal for decades. Nowadays, with the continued erosion of corporate perimeters and overwhelming increase in advanced targeted attacks exploiting known and unknown…

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: EIC 2015 Trends and Hot Topics - 71301

10 Information Security topics that were central at European Identity & Cloud Conference 2015

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Jun 17, 2015: How to Cope with Challenging Identities in a Converged World

Over the past years the term of the Identity Explosion, depicting the exponential growth of identities organizations have to deal with, raised. We introduced the need for a new ABC: Agile Business, Connected. While agility is a key business requirement, connected organizations are a…

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Yariv Lenchner - Securing Privileged Identities in OT (Operational Technology) and Industrial Control Systems

In the last years we see that privileged accounts in Operational Technology (OT) environments (e.g. critical infrastructure) have an even higher importance and criticality than in the traditional IT. OT networks and the Internet of Things (IoT) implementations are taking shape and are being…

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David Mount - A smarter, More Secure Internet of Things?

We are standing on the very brink of the most fundamental change in the way human beings use technology since the introduction of agriculture, over 6 thousand years ago. The Internet of Things will not just change our work or home, it will change every aspect of our lives, including…

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Ravi Bindra - Moving the Security Perimeter: What Needs to be Done Before the Internet Firewalls are Removed?

If you announced “we will remove the internet firewalls” different people will hear different things. However, to ensure continued security (confidentiality, availability and integrity) of your information assets you will need to re-prioritise your budget spend, fit out your…

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Jackson Shaw - The Convergence of IT, Operational Technology and the Internet of Things

Did you know that today, there are over 30 billion connected IoT devices? And that in 2020, that number will double? Do you know how these devices connect to the internet? To each other? To their manufacturer? How many IoT devices are used within your company? If you’re a security…

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Jun 16, 2015: Mit Active Directory zu sicherer Zugriffskontrolle für das Digitale Business

„Identität ist der neue Perimeter“ und „Identity und Access Management/Governance sind das Fundament für die Sicherheit des digitalen Unternehmens“ – so könnte man die Trends der kürzlich in München zu Ende gegangenen European Identity & Cloud Conference 2015 (EIC) zusammenfassen.

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May 10 - 13, 2016: European Identity & Cloud Conference 2016

European Identity & Cloud Conference 2016 is the place where identity management, cloud, and information security thought leaders and experts get together to discuss and shape the future of secure, privacy-aware agile, business- and innovation-driven IT.

Advisory Note

Advisory Note: Information Security Predictions and Recommendations 2015 and beyond - 71045

Recommendations for investing in Information Security in 2015 and beyond. Predictions of the trends and hypes in Information Security in 2015. Advice on which of these trends and hypes to follow.

Webcast

Borderless Identity: Managing Identity in a Complex World

Security and the Internet of Everything and Everyone from Industrial Control Systems, through wearable tech, to “smart” devices for home, office and car there is an explosion of “things” being added to the network. But not just things. Our corporate nets are adding partners and their…

Executive View

Executive View: AirWatch and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) - 71259

AirWatch enterprise mobility management platform provides an integrated combination of technology, support and certification services to address every organization’s unique requirements for implementing a viable Bring Your Own Device strategy.

Webcast

Make your Enterprise Applications Ready for Customers and Mobile Users

Rapidly growing demand for exposing and consuming APIs, which enables organizations to create new business models and connect with partners and customers, has tipped the industry towards adopting lightweight RESTful APIs to expose their existing enterprise services and corporate data to…

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Monitor Your Cloud Administrators and Managed Service Operators – Avoid Privilege Abuse and Fraud

Both the use of cloud services and outsourcing services to MSPs (Managed Service Providers) are on the rise. Managing cloud services or opening on-premise, hybrid, and external services for management by external operators requires the ability for controlling access, particularly privileged…

Executive View

Executive View: Microsoft Azure – Security and Assurance - 71282

This report provides an overview of the Microsoft Azure cloud services together with an assessment of the security and assurance provided in respect of five critical risks faced by a cloud customer. 

Executive View

Executive View: AWS – Security and Assurance - 71280

Amazon Web Services (AWS) offers a broad set of over 40 services including compute, storage, database, analytics, application, and deployment. This report provides an overview of the security and assurance aspects of these services.

Executive View

Executive View: ERPScan Security Monitoring Suite for SAP - 71262

ERPScan Security Monitoring Suite for SAP is an enterprise level solution for SAP security. By addressing vulnerability management, source code security and the analysis of Segregation of Duties (SoD) violations, it provides comprehensive security analytics covering all relevant aspects of…

Executive View

Executive View: IBM SoftLayer – Security and Assurance - 71281

IBM SoftLayer provides infrastructure services direct to customers and is also the foundation for many of IBM’s cloud services such as BlueMix. The SoftLayer platform is able to provide “bare metal” access to computing resources resulting in high performance. This report…

Executive View

Executive View: Rackspace Managed Cloud Hosting – Security and Assurance - 71283

This report provides an overview of Rackspace Managed Cloud Hosting services together with an assessment of the security and assurance provided in respect of five critical risks faced by a cloud customer. 

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Really! Stop Your Employees Using Smart Phones!

Why Not Just Switch off every piece of electric device and live in a cave.  I am on the record on several occasions for coming out in support of the UK government’s cyber initiatives including the Ten Steps to Cyber Security (Ten Steps) and their more recent Cyber Essentials.So,…

Webinar

Apr 30, 2015: Borderless Identity: Managing Identity in a Complex World

Security and the Internet of Everything and Everyone from Industrial Control Systems, through wearable tech, to “smart” devices for home, office and car there is an explosion of “things” being added to the network. But not just things. Our corporate nets are adding partners and their…

Webcast

Industrial Control System Security: Getting a Grip on OT Cyber Security

Are your operational technology (OT) networks hosting Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, well secured? For many organizations, the answer is still “no”. Information security generally focuses on Information Technology (IT) networks…

Analysts' View

KuppingerCole Analysts' View on Internet of Things

For a topic so ubiquitous, so potentially disruptive and so overhyped in the media in the recent couple of years, the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is surprisingly difficult to describe. Although the term itself has appeared in the media nearly a decade ago, there is still no…

Webinar

Apr 16, 2015: Make your Enterprise Applications Ready for Customers and Mobile Users

Rapidly growing demand for exposing and consuming APIs, which enables organizations to create new business models and connect with partners and customers, has tipped the industry towards adopting lightweight RESTful APIs to expose their existing enterprise services and corporate data to…

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Organization, Security and Compliance for the IoT

The Internet of Things (IoT) provides opportunities for organizations to get closer to their customers and to provide products and services that are more closely aligned to their needs. It provides the potential to enhance the quality of life for individuals, through better access to…

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So what do we mean by “Internet of Things” and what do we need to get right?

The phase “Internet of Things” (IoT) was coined to describe the wide range of devices coming on the market with an interface that allows them to be connected to another device or network. There is no question that the explosion in the number of such devices is soon going to…

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Internet of Opportunities

For a topic so ubiquitous, so potentially disruptive and so overhyped in the media in the recent couple of years, the concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is surprisingly difficult to describe. Although the term itself has appeared in the media nearly a decade ago, there is still no…

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Operational Technology: Safety vs. Security – or Safety and Security?

In recent years, the area of “Operational Technology” – the technology used in manufacturing, in Industrial Control Systems (ICS), SCADA devices, etc. – has gained the attention of Information Security people. This is a logical consequence of the digital transformation of businesses as well…

Survey

Studie zu digitalen Risiken und Sicherheitsbewusstsein - 71252

In einer weltweiten Online-Studie befragte KuppingerCole Experten aus dem Bereich der Informationssicherheit zu ihrer derzeitigen Wahrnehmung von digitalen Risiken und Sicherheit. Die Studie weist auf eine signifikant gestiegene Wahrnehmung beider Bedrohungen, d.h. von potenziellen…

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Apr 14, 2015: Monitor your cloud administrators and managed service operators – avoid privilege abuse and fraud

Both the use of cloud services and outsourcing services to MSPs (Managed Service Providers) are on the rise. Managing cloud services or opening on-premise, hybrid, and external services for management by external operators requires the ability for controlling access, particularly privileged…

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Digital Risk and Security Awareness Survey - 71252

A survey on the awareness of digital risks and security risks run and compiled by KuppingerCole. Providing insight into the current perception of digital and security risks, complemented with analysis and recommendations by KuppingerCole.

Analysts' View

KuppingerCole Analysts' View on Mobile Enterprise

It is estimated by the International Telecommunication Union that the total number of mobile devices in the world has already exceeded the number of people. Mobile devices are becoming increasingly advanced as well. In fact, modern smartphones are as powerful as desktop computers, but…

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Privacy Issues in Mobile Security

It is estimated by the International Telecommunication Union that the total number of mobile devices in the world has already exceeded the number of people. Mobile devices are becoming increasingly advanced as well. In fact, modern smartphones are as powerful as desktop computers, but…

Webinar

Mar 05, 2015: Industrial Control System Security: Getting a Grip on OT Cyber Security

Are your operational technology (OT) networks hosting Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, well secured? For many organizations, the answer is still “no”. Information security generally focuses on Information Technology (IT) networks…

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